Snyder earns silver, sets American mark
Brad Snyder, 28, a Navy lieutenant who lives in Baltimore, earned a silver medal and set an American record in the men's 50-meter freestyle S11 at the London Paralympics on Saturday. Snyder, who lost his vision after stepping on an IED in Afghanistan last September while serving as a bomb defuser, finished in 25.93 seconds, which was 0.66 behind the world-record time of China's Bozun Yang. Snyder won the gold medal Friday in the 100 freestyle S11, finishing in 57.43 and beating Yang by 1.18.
More men's swimming: Ian Silverman, 16, of North Baltimore Aquatic Club and the McDonogh swim team, finished eighth in the final of the men's 100m butterfly S10 in 59.93. Silverman, who has bilateral spasticity, touched 3.58 behind the Paralympic record set by Andre Brasil of Brazil.
Women's swimming: Jessica Long, who grew up in Middle River, won her heat for the women's 100-meter breaststroke SB7. She finished with a Paralympics-record time of 1 minute, 29.79 seconds. The next-closest time was 1:37.12 by Oksana Khrul of Ukraine in the other heat. Long, 20, who had both lower legs amputated before age 2, has won two golds in London and has nine in her Paralympic career. ... Becca Meyers of Notre Dame Prep and Loyola Blakefield Aquatics finished fifth in the final of the 50-meter freestyle S13 with a time of 29.21. Meyers, 17, who was born profoundly deaf and has Usher syndrome, was 1.75 seconds behind American gold medalist Kelley Becherer. Meyers was the last of eight qualifiers with a time of 29.97.
Men's cycling: Clark Rachfal, 28, who attended Towson University and is a member of the Annapolis Bicycle Racing Team, and pilot David Swanson finished seventh in the individual B 1-kilometer time trial in 1:05.280. Neil Fachie won in a world record of 1:01.351.
Caringi scores twice as UMBC men win 400th
Junior forward Pete Caringi (Calvert Hall) scored two goals less than seven minutes apart in the first half and the Retrievers held on for a 2-1 men's soccer win over Robert Morris in a game delayed for over an hour by lightning at Retriever Soccer Park. UMBC (1-0-2) recorded its 400th win in its 46 seasons of intercollegiate soccer. The Colonials slipped to 0-3-1 this season. Caringi has all three Retrievers goals this season.
More men: Juniors Christian Höfer and Olakunle Banjo each scored a first-half goal, but Towson Tigers (1-2-0) lost, 3-2, to host Albany (1-1) on a header by Brandon Wilson 4:35 into overtime. Banjo tied the score in the 13th minute and Höfer converted a penalty kick later in the half for a 2-1 lead that would last until the 65th minute.
Women's soccer: Nicole Schiro scored the equalizer in the 86th minute for host Loyola (1-1-2) in a 1-1 tie with visiting Towson (0-3-1) on Friday night. The goal was assisted by Tessa McClenahan and Brittany Yancey (River Hill). Cheyenne Skidmore (Liberty) scored for Towson at 20:26 on a pass from Kat Sipes (Institute of Notre Dame). ... All-American Christine Nairn (Archbishop Spalding) scored the winning goal on a free kick in the 108th minute to lift No. 6 Penn State (4-1-0) to a 2-1 victory over host West Virginia (2-3-0) on Friday night.
Tickets remain for 'Cal & Eddie' salute Wednesday
Baseball: Individual tickets remain for the induction of Cal Ripken Jr. and Eddie Murray into the Sports Legends Museum at Camden Yards' Hall of Legends during the Babe Ruth Birthplace Foundation's annual gala Wednesday. "Cal & Eddie: A Legendary Evening" will take place from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Hilton Baltimore. Individual tickets are available at $150 for museum members and $200 for nonmembers. For information, contact Whitney Edmonds at 410-727-1539, ext. 3033, or WhitneyE@BabeRuthMuseum.com.
Men's lacrosse: Defenseman Reid Acton (Loyola University) was named to Canada's 23-man roster for the Duel in Denver, an international exhibition game against the U.S. national team scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday at Dick's Sporting Goods Park in Commerce City, Colo.
Cycling: The fourth annual 24 Hours of Booty presented by the Ulman Cancer Fund for Young Adults in Columbia exceeded last year's fundraising effort by $35,000, raising almost $254,000 to support the Lance Armstrong Foundation and local cancer research. On Aug. 25-26, more than 400 registered participants braved stormy weather and rode laps along Columbia's "Booty Loop" — a 2.1-mile course at the Columbia Gateway Business Park. Team bootySTRONG was named the top team for raising $67,272. The top individual fundraiser was Jim Gleason ($22,050).
—From Sun staff and news services